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ClayCraft #45

ClayCraft magazine is a must-have for ceramic enthusiasts, packed with fun and inspirational pottery projects for all levels. A monthly subscription of ClayCraft magazine offers an exciting mix of information and inspiration on the world of ceramics, with practical step-by-step projects, essential clay choice and design tips, as well as interviews with individual pottery makers. Whether you are a beginner to the world of pottery, a student or a professional, ClayCraft magazine is an essential read for makers at any level. Inside every issue, you’ll find advice for pottery novices who are brand new to the world of ceramics, tips for intermediate makers looking to improve their skills and challenging projects for the professional clay makers out there. If you’re looking for a ceramics magazine that combines inspiration and information on the popular world of clay making, then ClayCraft magazine is the perfect read for you.

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
₹427.23
₹2,994.73
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome

The second national lockdown has just started in England as I write this. I’m watching the US election until late into the wee hours and, to me, the world feels battered and shocked. I’ve seen and heard people who are scared, angry and intolerant; others are in various stages of despair. There is, however, a whole tranche of people in my circle who seem to be coping relatively well, and I consider them to be ‘creatives’; potters, artists, crafters, gardeners and cooks, among others. I’m lucky to live somewhere with a bit of space, which meant that during the first lockdown, I could increase my food-growing and start preserving the surplus. Life slowed down for my family and me, and in a way, it got simpler. The social media groups…

1 min
pottery potential?

If you're looking to relocate to the country and set up your own studio, how about this little Grade II-listed gem? We've been contacted by the son of the owners, who explained: "I'm trying to sell my parents' property in Marshfield, in the Cotswolds. It has been a butcher's shop for 50 years, and latterly has incorporated the village Post Office. The building has a traditional shop front, with large open kitchens and workspace. "We have been approached by potters, who unfortunately couldn't proceed, but it made us think outside the box, and we love the idea of it going on to be an asset to a talented creative person, rather than for development. It would be perfect for a potter. "The property has a number of advantages, with space for a…

1 min
harrow open studios

The Harrow Open Studios Winter Festival event is the organisers' first online show, allowing you to view original art by local artists, designers and makers, all of which are available to purchase from the artists. The vast diversity of disciplines and styles means that you're sure to find something beautiful that would make a perfect gift for a loved one, or a special treat for yourself (we all deserve something special this year). So, sit back with your favourite drink, in your most comfortable chair and take the time to explore the range of beautiful work and enjoy the talents of this local art community. harrowopenstudios.com…

1 min
the great pottery throw down

If you aren't very active on social media, you may have missed the announcement that the fourth series of the Throw Down has finished filming. There have been some changes to the lineup, with Rich Miller, previously the show's technician, joining the team as Keith Brymer Jones' co-judge. This series will be hosted by Irish actress Siobhán McSweeney, who is best known for her role in Derry Girls and has also appeared in a special episode of The Great British Bake Off. As yet, there's no word on when the series will air, but watch this space – as soon as we know, you'll know!…

8 min
thrown lantern

You will need: Stoneware clay if you intend to use the lantern outside, otherwise earthenware or stoneware type of your choosing Items for throwing – water bowl, sponge, rib cutting wire Two batts Turning tool Sharp knife Glazes to suit clay type THROWING THE BASE Before you begin: Prepare 900g (2lb) of clay by kneading it well to remove any possible trapped air, then fix a batt to the wheel head – for details visit claycraft.co.uk/how-to Form the clay into a rough cone shape. Dampen, but don’t flood, the surface of the batt or wheel head, and position the clay as close to the centre as possible. Dribble a little water over the surface of the clay, then pat it down to make sure it’s secure. Centre the clay – you can see full instructions on how to do this on our…

5 min
inspiration

Two of my earliest influences are Lucie Rie and Eva Zeisel, both talented emigrants from Europe at the start of the Second World War. Studio potter Lucie Rie came from Austria to London and started making tableware and buttons for the fashion industry, while Hungarian ceramics designer Eva Zeisel emigrated to New York after being imprisoned in Russia for more than a year. Lucie Rie, together with her student Hans Coper, made modernist tableware for shops such as Heal’s in London that were very different from the Oriental-inspired pots being made by the Leach pottery. Her jugs were tall, straight-sided, with a side handle, glazed in tin white and manganese black, sometimes inscribed with sgraffito lines through the black to the clay beneath. Her forms were simple and modern, inspired by…